Navigation Links
Government Announces Steps To Promote Ayurvedic Medicine

Inaugurating the second World Ayurveda Congress at the University of Pune on Sunday, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Anbumani Ramadoss, //announced a series of steps to be taken by the government to promote plant-based medicine in India and abroad. He said, 'In a scenario where the world was turning to plant-based system of medicine, India’s rich tradition needed to be tapped and packaged more effectively for the global market.'

Comparing India to China, Dr.Ramdoss added, 'China occupies 27 per cent share of the global market due to its effective packaging of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), whereas India's share is only 2 per cent.'

The Minister also stressed the need to improve the export of medicinal plants as finished products. 'Currently, 90 per cent of our medicinal plant exports are in the raw material form. This process needs to be reversed, wherein 90 per cent of the exports will be finished products,' he said.

The steps planned include,

* Setting up of Medicinal Plant Boards in 10 zones countrywide, which would provide support to local farmers. These boards would also be responsible for the cultivation and development of medicinal plants.

In this context,help from the Commerce ministry has been sought. Dr.Ramdoss stated that the Union Minister of State for Commerce, Jairam Ramesh, had already begun touring the nation for this purpose. Already, three zones have been planned at Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Uttaranchal.

* Providing traditional medicine to the 10 zones that would help local farmers.

* Incorporating traditional medicine as part of the curriculum for medical students.

In this regard,the Minister remarked, 'Just as universities abroad have a modern diagnostic module and a treatment module based on plant-based medicine, similarly we are working on a new curriculum wherein students will be given an orientation towards ayurveda, along with modern medic ine'. The Minister also emphasised the need for regulatory bodies to ensure standardisation of medical education. He insisted that various medical councils like Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Medical Council of India (MCI) need to be more transparent.He added that stringent steps taken in this direction will include making amendments to the Councils' Act Dr.Ramdoss feels that India needs to develop a standard treatment and procedural code for ayurvedic medicines. Commenting on the recent objections by experts in Canada and the US, to the high metal content in ayurvedic medicines, Dr.Ramadoss said, 'This was because there were no standard criteria used. Heavy metals are part of standard ingredients in Ayurveda. Abroad they are tested by the criteria used for food products, whereas in India they are used as medicinal products. Thus, there is a great need for standardisation and scientific validation of these products.' The Minister concedes that, 'This would require upgradation of laboratory infrastructure and budgetary allocation for more sophisticated research and development.' /ASH/L
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines
2. The Central Government of India had issued a list of approved ingredients for use in ayurvedic, siddha, unani drugs
3. Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug
4. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
5. Indian Government warns Gujarat regarding possibility of bird flu
6. Indian Government Sets Up Task Force For Avian flu
7. Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance
8. Kerala Government is in High Alert for Bird Flu
9. Philippines Government prepares to counter bird flu
10. Government Takes Tough Stand Against Falling Sex Ratio
11. Avian Influenza: Government to set up expert committee
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room ... Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of ... too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the ... Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. ... he would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, ... table, he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to ... Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort ... quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated ... Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , ... most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... a startling report released today, National Safety Council research ... proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. Prescription Nation ... tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, assigned a ... , New Mexico , Tennessee ... failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: